It had been a long time in coming. Two decades, actually. Half a life spent together, in deep commitment to one another. Craig and Mike are inseparable, always have been.
When I first met them, two soigné gentlemen seeking out a venue for an intimate celebration, I had no idea what they were up to … and then they told me that finally they’d be taking the plunge and get married, and that the historic, cozy Forest Hill Clubhouse looked just right for that occasion.
They asked my company, A Day Like No Other, to help plan and coordinate it all, and last Saturday, finally, was the Great Day.
With my assistant Angeliki coordinating, everything went exactly as planned, and the day became a veritable lovefest for the two and their closest friends and family members. And more than that – there was good food and wine and a lot of laughter! Who would have thought those two had such a mischievous streak?!
But have a look yourself – our photographer Jennifer DeAngelis aka “Jenny Dee” captured it all.
Here they are, in the lush garden surrounding the historic building:
Florist Melissa Comito-Aakre of A Simple Ceremony had added beautiful arrangements in bold Fall colors and rich texture to complement the natural surroundings …
The guests had taken the opportunity to dress up in style as well:
Craig and Mike, ready for the ceremony in the courtyard, surrounded by towering trees:
The very personal ceremony was officiated by Maggie Beretz with seventy of the couple’s nearest and dearest in attendance.
Delicious mini cupcakes from Miette …
… and guests did not leave a crumb behind! After that it was time for the First Dance (a choreographed performance which Craig and Mike had practiced for months) …
…kicking off a wild dance party to the tunes of DJ Dan Rosenbach of Love in the Mix.
To you, Craig and Mike – may the next decades be even happier than the first two… congratulations!